Before Going Blonde, You Should Know

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Bright blondes are always such a dream. But with every dream comes a reality. Going blonde is a big decision, and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to going lighter. Blonde hair can be more maintenance if you have naturally darker strands and usually involves more TLC in order to make your journey to blonde as smooth as possible. The big leap to going blonde might involve more than you think, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have more fun as a blonde!

Our blonde experts have a few recommendations to consider before, during, and after the big change.

Consultations are your best friend: Yes, they can be an inconvenience when you’re excited and want to jump in with both feet, but this is necessary. A consultation beforehand allows you to tell your colourist exactly what you want, discuss pricing, timeline to achieve your blonde goals, and set expectations.

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Honesty is key: Being honest with your colourist about what you’ve had done in the past lets them know what to expect when lightening your hair. Don’t forget, just because it’s been a few weeks since you’ve coloured your hair, doesn’t mean that your hair isn’t still coloured. A good indicator to measure your hair history is anything above your shoulders is 2-4 years of regrowth. Anything longer is up to 10 years of regrowth. This can change the formulation your colourist needs to give you your blondest blonde.

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Skin tone matters: Finding a blonde that suits you isn’t as easy as you might think. A blonde like Margo Robbie’s may not look the same on you as it does on her. Knowing your underlying pigmentation can help you pick a shade complimentary to your skin tone.

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“Blonde” is not universal: The word is thrown around a lot, and what you may think as a blonde to be sunkissed golden hues could mean platinum blonde for your colourist.

To avoid misunderstandings, Our Blonde expert Jade recommends coming to your consultation with inspo pictures of hair that is the tone you are looking for, and pictures of what blonde tones you dislike, this helps keep everyone on the same page.

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Patience, love, and care: Take your time with going blonde, play around with gradually going lighter. This is beneficial to preserving your hair’s integrity and keeping it strong. Using the right shampoo and conditioner is an asset to keeping your blonde it’s blondest. A good Collagen Mask will give your hair what it needs to repair and should be done weekly, followed by a Serum or Heat Protecting Hair Cream every time you wash your hair.

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Hair texture & hot tools: Going lighter will always change the texture of your hair, this can affect how blonde you should go. Your hair will become more fragile after going lighter, if you use hot tools to style your hair every day, you may want to consider a warmer tone instead. On the plus side, lightening fine hair can add beautiful volume to your crown. Because your hair’s texture is now changed, you may want to speak to your stylist about a new haircutting schedule to prevent breakage.

However blonde you go, whatever tone you choose, we are here to answer all your questions and give you the hair you love to live in.